FOR THE MEDIA

Every child in Georgia can thrive when he or she is safe, healthy, educated, connected┬áto family and community, and prepared to be a productive and responsible adult. Voices for Georgia’s Children is an independent, non-partisan catalyst for systemic change. Voices advocates for all of Georgia’s 2.5 million children – particularly those whose location, family income, race, or family/community circumstances leave them most vulnerable.

For media inquiries, please contact swooley@georgiavoices.org.

Where Georgia Stands

23

of children were living at or below the federal poverty level in 2016

2,500,000

children live in Georgia

35

of children lived in single-parent families in 2016

Press Resources

Foundation for Child Policy

New to child policy? Policy development encompasses both the changing and development of laws and rules, and determining what activities within government and for its constituencies are funded. Voices' Whole Child Primer lays the foundation for child policy in our state.

Child Wellbeing in Georgia

Need to know how many Georgia youth have access to school-based health services? Looking for a relevant statistic about child wellbeing in Georgia? Voices produces factsheets on early education, quality out-of-school time, child physical and mental health, foster care and more.

Voices in the News

Georgia Public Broadcasting – July 30, 2020

Supporting Youth Mental Health: Are Georgia Schools Ready?

Statesboro Herald – July 8, 2020

Study finds Georgia still low in child well-being

Georgia Public Broadcasting – June 25, 2020

Advocates Hopeful Maternal Mortality Bill Will Be Funded This Year

Atlanta Journal Constitution – May 13, 2020

Summer camp operators gauge how to work with Georgia’s new rules

Atlanta Journal Constitution – May 3, 2020

Lack of summer camps could hurt working parents, disappoint kids

Georgia Health News – April 15, 2020

COVID-19 bus brings help for behavioral health needs

SaportaReport – April 13, 2020

What about the children? (Voices op-ed)

Atlanta Journal Constitution – April 7, 2020

Why surge in foster care placement will follow COVID-19 pandemic

Gold Dome Report – February 27, 2020

Gold Dome Report: February 2020

Chattanooga Free Times Press – February 22, 2020

Heritage High School student advocates for change to address mental health

Atlanta Journal Constitution – February 21, 2020

Why more Georgia teens are attempting suicide and how you can help

Thomasville Times Enterprise – December 13, 2019

Vashti gets grant for Mitchell County clinic

Marietta Daily Journal – November 1, 2019

Kelley reads to kids for Georgia Pre-K Week

Gwinnett Daily Post – October 31, 2019

Uninsured rate for Georgia children shows troubling rise

Athens Banner Herald – October 7, 2019

Marty Kemp visits Bogart to promote Pre-K Week

Statesboro Herald – October 7, 2019

State senator, llamas come to Kids World

WGAU – October 7, 2019

First lady talks Pre-K in Bogart

Coastal Courier – October 5, 2019

Pre-K Week is October 7-11

The Center Square – September 18, 2019

Infant, toddler health focus of hearing

Marietta Daily Journal – September 10, 2019

Dempsey chairs study committee on stressors and babies’ brains

Thomasville Times-Enterprise – September 6, 2019

Taylor attends Rural Development Council meeting in Jasper

Thomasville Times-Enterprise – September 6, 2019

Taylor attends Rural Development Council meeting in Jasper

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